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PoliticsEl Paso County passes resolution: 'Disillusioned by President Trump’s lies'

23:40  11 february  2019
23:40  11 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

A border fence did not lower crime rates in El Paso. In fact, crime went up a bit.

A border fence did not lower crime rates in El Paso. In fact, crime went up a bit. During his State of the Union speech, President Trump tried to make the case for his border wall with wildly false claims about the Texas border city. President Donald Trump tried to make the case for his border wall Tuesday during his State of the Union address by repeating a lie about violent crime along the Texas-Mexico border. “The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and [was] considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities,” Trump said.

EL PASO — Ahead of President Trump ’ s scheduled rally in this West Texas city aimed at building El Paso , where Hispanics account for about 80 percent of the population, was already hostile ground for In Nogales, Ariz., the City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the recent

EL PASO — This tranquil city of bilingual trans-border commerce is where lurid fantasy meets humdrum reality. President Trump will come here Monday, risking life and limb at “our very dangerous southern border,” that “lawless” frontier facing a “tremendous onslaught.”.

El Paso County passes resolution: 'Disillusioned by President Trump’s lies'© Getty El Paso County passes resolution: 'Disillusioned by President Trump’s lies' Officials in El Paso County, Texas, passed a resolution Monday, just hours before President Trump was set to hold a campaign rally in the area, pushing back on the president's remarks about the situation at the border.

MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake posted a photo of the resolution, which states that the county is "disillusioned by President Trump's lies regarding the border and our community."

"Though it is difficult to welcome him to El Paso while he continues to proliferate such untruths, we do welcome him to meet with local officials to become properly informed about our great and safe region," the resolution says.

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Trump is set to hold his first campaign rally of the year on Monday in the city of El Paso. He is expected to use the setting near the southern border to bolster support for his proposed wall.

The resolution lays out a number of concerns with Trump's rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration, particularly as it relates to El Paso. The resolution says Trump "has continuously made inaccurate claims about the United States' southern border, including El Paso."

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El Paso Residents Outraged at President ’ s Claims. In his State of the Union speech Tuesday The move challenged President Trump ’ s description of a border crisis.CreditCreditLynsey Addario for The resolution came one day after Mr. Trump addressed the nation and implored Americans to

It also cited Trump's State of the Union speech from Tuesday, when he said El Paso's violent crime rate dropped precipitously after a barrier was built along the border. The resolution noted that the county's violent crime rate dropped 62 percent from 1993-2007, and that a fence wasn't installed until 2008.

Other local officials have vowed to challenge Trump on any inaccurate remarks about El Paso.

El Paso Mayor Dee Margo (R) said over the weekend that he would "absolutely" correct Trump if he repeated a false line about crime in the city. He noted that the fence along the border has been useful, but has not solved problems single-handedly.

WH press group condemns attack on cameraman at Trump rally.
The White House Correspondents' Association has condemned an attack on a television cameraman working at President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas. The association's president, Olivier Knox, said Tuesday the group is relieved that "this time, no one was seriously hurt." There was a brief scuffle on a press platform away from the stage on Monday night, when a man began shoving members of the news media and was restrained. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president "condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people — including members of the press.

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